VANCOUVER -- A Maple Ridge, B.C., inventor claims to have discovered what scientists, armies, children and science fiction fanatics have dreamed of for generations -- a fabric material that can make a person or object completely invisible.
“We were able to make a six-inch object disappear,” Guy Cramer said of his accidental discovery. “I went back to the shop and up-scaled the material and it worked just as well on a person.”
Cramer is the founder of HyperStealth Biotechnology, a company that designs digital camouflage patterns for clients including the Jordanian and Afghanistan armies. He said the Canadian and U.S. militaries are now discussing arrangements to potentially adopt his light-bending technology, which could potentially be used to hide entire airplanes and buildings.
“It can actually work in 360 degrees, so someone behind me can see what’s on the opposite side, and someone in front of me can see what’s behind me,” Cramer said of his fabric, which would put his discovery far ahead of currently known research.
“We’ve made an entire vehicle disappear.”
However, Cramer is not revealing any evidence of his invisible material — even the images posted on his website are photo illustrations.
“We can’t show it because someone will pick apart from those photos how it actually works,” he said.